Mental Health Resources

As the pandemic’s unseen costs begin to unfold on the mental health front, some wonder how school children will be impacted. Despite the massive challenge we face, there are growing resources to help families who are struggling. In order to provide parents and students with mental health resources, the Harrisburg School District partners with local and national organizations.

The Cook Center for Human Connection

This national partner has made these resources available to help increase hope in a time of continuing uncertainty and growing mental health concern. There are good people in your community working to provide solutions and help for those who are struggling. If you or anyone you know is in a mental health emergency, reach out immediately to the suicide prevention lifeline here: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text HOME to 741741.

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My Life is Worth Living!

My Life is Worth Living tells the stories of teen characters who face some of the most difficult issues that young people deal with today: bullying, depression, abuse, discrimination, and trauma. It shows their evolution in the key decision: that life is worth living. Research shows that connections to friends, family, and community can be the difference between life and death. My Life is Worth Living uses the power of storytelling to create connections and combat loneliness. Our stories break down the stigma of talking about mental health and thoughts of suicide. Use the link below to check out these award-winning videos for teens!

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Virtual Mental Health Night: Talk to a Therapist

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Harrisburg School District is partnering with The Cook Center for Human Connection to host a free virtual Family Mental Health night on September 28, 2022 from 7:00-8:00 PM. Participants will hear from a leading clinical psychologist, be able to ask questions, and learn about free resources available.

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This event is free for parents. Register now by going to or scan the QR code below.


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Can't Make the Event?

If you miss this event or can’t make it live, check out where you can access on-demand virtual courses, professional support, and a safe community for parents to learn how to support their children and get answers to mental health questions.  There are courses on anxiety, depression, self-worth, grief and loss, suicidal ideation and other mental health concerns. All courses are created by therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and other certified mental health practitioners. There is even a portal where you can “Ask a Therapist” your tough questions anonymously, as well as see questions and answers from other parents.